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UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center and Nurses’ Union Ratify Contract

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

MIDDLEBURY–On Friday September 22, the University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center announced a new three-year contract with the union representing the Porter nursing staff that will run through September 30, 2020. “We are very pleased to have successfully concluded these negotiations which I would characterize as a respectful process, where both sides listened to each other […]

VCRD Announces Middlebury As The Next Climate Economy Model Community

Posted in News on September 21, 2017

The Full Community Is Invited To The Kick-Off Event And Free Community Dinner September 18 MIDDLEBURY – Vermont Council on Rural Development, joined by partners Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power, announces that Middlebury will be the second community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. The program, named by a local planning […]

Helen Porter ARCH room Helen Porter rehab, ARCH rooms to be upgraded

Posted in News on September 21, 2017

MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Health Care & Rehabilitation Center (HPH&R) will soon undergo around $850,000 in renovations that will make the facility better equipped to serve patients rehabbing from serious injuries and illnesses, as well as those who are in the final stages of their lives. The repairs, to begin as soon as next February, […]

Addiction treatment team Local addiction treatment options expand: Services growing in three area towns

Posted in News on August 10, 2017

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County will soon see a substantial expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment services for locals who are addicted to narcotic painkillers. That treatment — which includes the prescribing of Suboxone — is now being offered in Middlebury and will soon take root in Vergennes. And leaders of Mountain Health — a Federally Qualified […]

New “UVM Health Network–Porter Express Care” Clinic to Open in early June

Posted in News on May 29, 2017

MIDDLEBURY–The new UVM Health Network/Porter Express Care clinic will open in early June, in the Collins Building on the main Porter campus. “This location offers easy access to a variety of hospital support services including lab and radiology, while providing convenient, high-quality healthcare services to our community, said UVMHN-PMC President Dr. Fred Kniffin. “We have […]

The University of Vermont Health Network has named Jerald Novak as the network’s chief people officer, effective, May 1.

Posted in News on May 11, 2017

Burlington(VT) – The University of Vermont Health Network has named Jerald Novak as the network’s chief people officer, effective, May 1. He most recently led Human Resources for Global Assets at Biogen in Cambridge, MA. The position replaces the former chief human resources officer function. As chief people officer, Novak will not only provide strategic […]

Porter Building ‘Express’ Clinic for Urgent Care

Posted in News on April 24, 2017

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has begun construction on a new clinic that will serve people requiring immediate medical services, but who do not require the resources of an emergency department. It’s going to be called “Porter Express Care,” and it is now being built into a 1,600-square-foot space within Porter’s Collins Building. Porter officials […]

Porter Plans Community Celebration to Formally Announce UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on April 24, 2017

MIDDLEBURY-Porter Medical Center will hold a special community celebration on May 11 to formally announce and celebrate the recent affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network. Although the affiliation became effective in April following a vote at the PMC annual meeting in March, a community launch celebration is planned for May 11 during National […]

Porter Community Members Vote in Support of UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on March 16, 2017

MIDDLEBURY-The members of Porter Medical Center voted unanimously at the PMC annual meeting on March 15 to approve necessary amendments to the Porter bylaws representing the final step for Porter to complete an affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network. The affiliation will become effective in April, and the formal community launch is planned […]

Photo of Vermont Hospital Porter Staff to Participate with other Vermont Hospitals in Week-Long Disaster Response Training

Posted in News on November 10, 2016

Middlebury–During the week of November 14th, healthcare professionals from across Vermont, including 12 staff members from Porter Medical Center, will be traveling to a national emergency preparedness training facility in Anniston, Alabama under a federally-funded program to train at the “Center for Domestic Preparedness” (CDP). In 1998, the Center for Domestic Preparedness opened its doors […]

Porter Board Votes to Sign Letter of Agreement to Explore UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on October 7, 2016

MIDDLEBURY–The Porter Medical Center Board of Directors and the University of Vermont Health Network Board of Trustees voted unanimously on October 5th to sign a non-binding “Letter of Intent” to formally negotiate terms under which Porter Medical Center would join the University of Vermont Health Network. Although not a binding contract, the Letter of Intent […]

Porter Enters New Phase of Planning in Evaluating Independence or UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on August 15, 2016

MIDDLEBURY— Today, Dr. Fred Kniffin shared with Porter Medical Center employees that the PMC Board of Directors has identified the University of Vermont Health Network as their potential partner, should they choose affiliation at the conclusion of Porter’s ongoing strategic planning process. The UVM Health Network was selected from among four institutions that responded to […]